With the countless distractions that come from every corner of a modern life, it's amazing that we're ever able to accomplish anything.
The Power of Less demonstrates how to streamline your life by identifying the essential and eliminating the unnecessary - freeing you from everyday clutter and allowing you to focus on accomplishing the goals that can change your life for the better.
The Power of Less will show you how to:
Break any goal down into manageable tasks
Focus on only a few tasks at a time
Create new and productive habits
Hone your focus
Increase your efficiency.
By setting limits for yourself and making the most of the resources you already have, you'll finally be able work less, work smarter, and focus on living the life that you deserve.
A helpful refresher
I think listening to this was worth my time. The book didn't reveal any profound or revolutionary insights to me; but I found it a useful reminder of many valuable practices that I forget or ignore without realizing. For people like me who have eyes bigger than their calendars, it's easy to try to do too much. Listening to Babauta's various mechanisms for emphasizing quality over quantity is an aid for regaining focus.
I liked it so much I bought the written book on Kindle and a few of his other books.
Great suggestions, and a new approach to reaching your goals.
Total waste of money
I usually don't write reviews. Every audiobook I've purchased on productivity has had at least a few pearls to learn from. Until this one. This book is so bad, it's laughable--a complete waste of money.
The author spews advice (I would imagine copied from his own blog and "borrowed" from productivity gurus)--he does not once credit his sources. He does not cite the evidence behind any of "his" ideas (scientific or otherwise). In fact, most of the book seems to be him talking about his own success (quitting smoking, running marathons, etc.).
I continued listening hoping for that one pearl--it never arrived. Any semblance of hope was lost when he started talking about "chewing food more slowly" and "driving more slowly."
Personally, I think it's a crime that "books" such as the Power of Less can be sold next to outstanding, well-written, potentially life-altering works such as Fiore's Now Habit, Colvin's Talent is Overrated, or Pink's Drive.
Don't buy this book--it's a complete waste of your money. Instead go to his free blog. At least there, you get what you pay for.